Nestled in beautiful mountains or in the plains, boys ranches offer residential programs designed to help troubled boys.
No matter what a troubled teen boy is facing, a boys ranch may be the best way for him to find the help he needs. Parents who are looking at teen help facilities should definitely consider a boys ranch.
For many families, placing their child in a residential program is absolutely the right choice and the best chance to help their son, while they can. Boys ranches can help you work through that decision, since we won’t take your child into our program unless he really needs help.
Ranches are helpful for troubled teens because of the work elements and responsibilities that the boys participate in. The ranches also include aspects of other therapy programs by:
Therapy ranches are highly supervised and structured, giving the boys a safe and supportive place to work out their issues. Therapists and staff member work with the troubled boys to get to the root of their issues and learn new skills, habits and coping abilities.
Boys ranch programs can be short-term or long term. If a short-term program is selected, that program is designed to be:
If parents choose to have their troubled son in a therapy ranch program long-term, that length of program is designed to be:
Regardless of length, at a boys ranch teens who suffer from a number of issues can get real help from trained professionals. Typical teen issues which can be helped at a boys therapy ranch include:
Parents should be sure to address any therapy concerns with the programs they are interested in to be sure that their son’s particular problems will be address by the particular program.
In most cases, therapists understand that a teen boy’s bad behaviors come from an inability to overcome those underlying issues, not because the boy is inherently bad. Therapy, support, environment change, and time can help boys as they work to separate their bad behaviors from themselves. The ranches can be that long-term solution to a teen boy’s problems, and facilities that have a successful record of healing troubled teen boys are plentiful.
Many ranches have specific programs designed to help boys heal, including equine therapy, recreational therapy, wilderness-based therapy and more. By bringing together many aspects of different therapy programs, there is a high margin for success when utilizing a ranch therapy program.
So, please consider the following questions as you make this difficult decision:
We teach the boys:
"We now have our son back and he has a plan for himself and his future . . . He is going back to school with a sense of purpose and will not take for granted the opportunity that he has been given; a second chance…for us all. We continually"
"We tried counselors and medication but nothing seemed to be helping. Through the grace of God we found the Ranch. Right from the first phone call we had a connection. Within the first few months we saw a remarkable change in attitude and behavior. Now we truly believe our child"
"I was BLOWN AWAY by Trevor this past weekend! He was polite, respectful, patient, loving, etc. I could see a real improvement in his attitude and behavior! The most INCREDIBLE part, though, was his obvious knowledge of and love for the Lord! Thank you for all the time you spent"
"Our son has grown tremendously towards being a good young man and you all certainly helped put his life back on course. He really misses you guys and I’m sure he feels he left a part of himself out there. I wanted to make sure you knew that he is"
"We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the good work your are doing our son, whom we very much and want him to have the best help available. We feel that has been accomplished by having him under your care and supervision. You have given him"
"It is nothing short of a miracle that we found this wonderful place to help our child through this difficult season of life. Boys ranches manages to weave the “work”– the chores, behavior modification, counseling, and schoolwork–with an abundance of nurture and fun. Our family is blown away by our"
"It is a special place with extra special people working there for the right reasons, to change lives. This comes from you as the leader. Well done on so many levels. I could not be more pleased that in this difficult time as a parent, that I can gain peace"
"I wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate you. You saved my life. Thank you for helping me with my many problems. You taught me how to master them. I also wanted to thank you for helping me and my mom build a loving relationship together. You"
"While here, I have learned a lot of things. I’ve learned how to handle my anger, what lying leads to and rebellion. Of all the things I have learned, I have learned about God. Before I came here I knew nothing about God and I am happy I know Him"
"I am very thankful that my parents sent me. I would have never learned to deal with my problems. I also learned to make the right choice to lead others in the right direction. When I go home I will tell people about Jesus and help people to accept Christ"
"When I first arrived, I had so much anger inside me. I even looked dark and angry. Since then I have worked through a lot of things and during my time there I learned that work for God is not a competition. Everything was a competition to me before. Now"
"Harry has been doing very well, plugged into the church, doing worship and getting ready to go on that trip. I just want to thank you so much for everything that you did for our entire family and the kindness that you showed for the remaining balance of Harry's"
"Ryan has been through a metamorphosis during his stay. It is quite remarkable to hear him speak about his faith in God and the relationships he has formed with staff members. This experience delivered Ryan from a serious path toward imminent destruction."